Muldimodalità del sistema nervoso
The expression “multimodality of the nervous system” refers to the ability of some areas of the brain to perform different functions. During the twentieth century, research projects in neurophysiology have shifted their focus from the study of the structure of the nervous system and of the functional specialization of different brain regions to the observation of interactions between areas and between different sensory modalities. In my paper, I will try to show how the use of ecological designs in neurophysiology experiments shows the strong multimodality of the human nervous system, both of the single-cell level and at the region level. Contemporary neurophysiological research and, in particular, the study of multimodality are relevant to philosophy and linguistics because of their consequences for topics such as the experiential bases of concepts (embodiment) and complexity.
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Irene Ronga, “Muldimodalità del sistema nervoso”, in "APhEx 10", 2014, pp. 40